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Old 07-30-2004, 06:04 PM
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Lightbulb Value of kit cars,[glass etc]

Hi;Just sold my 39 Chev street rod and 79 dodge red express looking to buy something little better.To lazy to build one so looking for completed car.See lot of glass stuff out there in the 50s when I last built any of this stuff we really looked down on glass and my 39 had glass fenders which were solid but very poor fitting.Looking for 30s ford probably see lot with glass bodies etc just saw one with a Street Beast body but after reading posts on that dropped that idea.Although not buying totally as an investement I do want something that will be saleable down the line.From some of the remarks I hear wonder if this will be true with cars with glass components?Thanks for your thoughts.

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Personally I have never understood the negative attitudes toward a well done, well fitting, glass car. I've seen some absolute beauties that I would love to have sitting in my garage. However, that doesn't alter the reality of the situation. Two comparable cars, same year, same engine, same mods, and the steel car is going to be worth more than the glass car.

I think the attitude toward glass cars is getting better but I don't believe it will ever be totally eliminated. However, in terms of your personal investment I wouldn't eliminate glass cars from your selection process. If you are going to buy and hold a well constructed car for 15 or 20 years it is still going to appreciate in value. Maybe not quite as much as a steel car, but you certainly aren't going to get hurt. And I can't see any reason you wouldn't enjoy owning and driving a glass car any less than a steel car. So in the end I believe it is much more important to purchase a car you personally find irresistible rather than making your decision based on steel vs. glass.

I've built and owned both and never found the issue to be particularly important to the enjoyment of the car.
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Personally I have never understood the negative attitudes toward a well done, well fitting, glass car. I've seen some absolute beauties that I would love to have sitting in my garage. However, that doesn't alter the reality of the situation. Two comparable cars, same year, same engine, same mods, and the steel car is going to be worth more than the glass car.

I think the attitude toward glass cars is getting better but I don't believe it will ever be totally eliminated. However, in terms of your personal investment I wouldn't eliminate glass cars from your selection process. If you are going to buy and hold a well constructed car for 15 or 20 years it is still going to appreciate in value. Maybe not quite as much as a steel car, but you certainly aren't going to get hurt. And I can't see any reason you wouldn't enjoy owning and driving a glass car any less than a steel car. So in the end I believe it is much more important to purchase a car you personally find irresistible rather than making your decision based on steel vs. glass.

I've built and owned both and never found the issue to be particularly important to the enjoyment of the car.
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Found your replies very interesting!Much to think about in them as I look for another car,gives a prespective I hadn't really considered to much.As you said maybe better to look at what I like rather than worring to much about glass or steel!What I like I can't afford in steel,like a nice 33-34 etc.Thanks much!!
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